On 13 July 2012, AK BARS Luxembourg S.A. (the «Issuer») issued U.S. $600,000,000 8 per cent. Loan Participation Notes due 2022 (the «Notes»). The Notes have been issued for the purposes of financing a subordinated loan to AK BARS Bank (the «Bank»). The issue of the Notes was arranged by Credit Suisse. The Notes were issued under the U.S.$1,500,000,000 programme for the issuance of Loan Participation Notes by, but with limited recourse to, the Issuer for the purpose of financing loans to the Bank. The subordinated loan is intended to constitute supplementary capital of the Bank, however, inclusion of the subordinated loan as supplementary capital is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Russia. . Further to their placement, the Notes have been acquired by an affiliate entity of Credit Suisse and by Svyazinvestneftekhim, which is fully controlled by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan.
«This has been the largest issuance of Eurobonds for the Bank — says the Chairman of the Management Board of the Bank, Mr. Robert Minnegaliev — the inclusion of the subordinated loan as supplementary capital will help to strengthen the Bank’s capitalisation.»
This announcement is not an offer for sale of securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Neither the Bank nor the Issuer intends to register any portion of the issue of securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States.
This communication does not constitute an offer of the Securities to the public in the United Kingdom. No prospectus has been or will be approved in the United Kingdom in respect of the Securities. This communication is being distributed to and is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who are investment professionals within the meaning of Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the «Order») and (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as «Relevant Persons»). Any investment activity to which this communication relates will only be available to and will only be engaged with, Relevant Persons. Any person who is not a Relevant Person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.
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